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  • Ankylosing spondylitis

    Ankylosing spondylitis

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  • Development of rheumatoid arthritis of the hand

    Development of rheumatoid arthritis of the hand

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  • Sleep apnea in an acromegalic subject

    Sleep apnea in an acromegalic subject

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  • The parietal cell

    The parietal cell

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  • Angioplasty - Balloon and stent

    Angioplasty - Balloon and stent

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  • The role of glucagon in the regulation of blood sugar levels

    The role of glucagon in the regulation of blood sugar levels

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  • Valve installation

    Valve installation

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  • Humeral fracture - In the upper third section

    Humeral fracture - In the upper third section

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  • Umbilical hernia

    Umbilical hernia

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  • Diabetes - Life hygiene

    Diabetes - Life hygiene

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  • Benign hypertrophy of the prostate
transverse section of the prostate

    Benign hypertrophy of the prostate transverse section of the prostate

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  • Arthritis of the knee (gonarthrosis)

    Arthritis of the knee (gonarthrosis)

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Last reference updates

  • 9 Nov 2016 - Drug Updates

Brimonidine gel (Mirvaso▼): reports of symptom exacerbation

New prescribing advice released for brimonidine topical gel

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  • 25 Oct 2016 - Drug Updates

Etoricoxib (Arcoxia): recommended starting dose revised

Recommended starting dose of etoricoxib for rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis reduced to 60 mg

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  • 19 Apr 2016 - Drug Updates

Drug safety update: Risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy with dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)

Reports of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in patients receiving dimethyl fumarate for multiple sclerosis, who all had prolonged lymphopenia

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  • 19 Apr 2016 - Drug Updates

Drug safety alert: Risk of diabetic ketoacidosis with SGLT2 inhibitors

Patients receiving SGLT2 inhibitors with ketoacidosis symptoms should be tested for raised ketones, even if plasma glucose levels are near-normal.

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  • 19 Apr 2016 - Drug Updates

Drug safety alert: Minimizing cardiac side effects associated with concomitant use of apomorphine and domperidone

Patients receiving apomorphine and domperidone require cardiac risk assessment and ECG monitoring to reduce the risk of serious arrhythmia related to QT-prolongation

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  • 19 Apr 2016 - Drug Updates

Drug safety alert: Risks of PML, basal-cell carcinoma, and opportunistic infections associated with Fingolimod (Gilenya▼)

Fingolimod can increase the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and opportunistic infections owing to its immunomodulatory effects.

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  • 4 Oct 2016 - Drug Updates

Ongentys (opicapone) approved for treatment of Parkinson's disease

Ongentys has been licensed in the UK for adjunctive treatment of Parkinson's disease

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  • 16 Sep 2016 - Drug Updates

Levonorgestrel-containing emergency contraceptives: interaction with hepatic enzyme inducers

Concomitant CYP3A4 enzyme inducers reduce the efficacy of levonorgestrel

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  • 16 Sep 2016 - Drug Updates

Posaconazole (Noxafil): tablets and oral suspension not interchangable

Different dosage forms of posaconazole should not be substituted for each other

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  • 10 Aug 2016 - Drug Updates

Lonsurf ▼(trifluridine/tipiracil) approved for colorectal cancer chemotherapy

Lonsurf has been approved in the UK for treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer

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